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. jennifer ashton. good morning. >> hi. >> as i became aware of this story, and i knew that you were going to come in to chat with us, i'm going to ask you some questions that might sound a little dumb, but do you remember being here last summer? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yeah. >> i was just curious. >> i had a great time. >> you're a person who we can have a real conversation about having a stroke and the effects of that. >> yeah. >> so you come to after you are hospitalized. your brain is working? >> when i first got into the car with my girlfriends she asked me to write the alphabet and i could only get up to the letter "l" and then i don't remember anything after that. and when my doctor -- the doctor you saw, i was in the hospital and he was asking me to touch my ear and my nose. and i couldn't do it. >> didn't know what they were? >> yeah. >> remarkable, then, have you to literally rebuild your brain basically from scratch. >> it was a fascinating process. >> that's an interesting way of putting it. was it arduous? >> yeah, i mean, it was hard. it was hard. >> and even now, though, do you
john gilbride and our other own dr. jennifer ashton. good to see both of you. >> good morning. >> what is it about this and why is the dea doing it now. >> well, when you look at the numbers, it's staggering in terms of the number of people that are abusing prescription drugs. seven million people abuse prescription drugs a 13% increase in just one year. when you look at the number of teenagers that are abusing prescription drugs, it's frightening. 2500 teens, on average, every day use prescription drugs to get high for the very first time. so, operation takeback is a chance to get those drugs out of the medicine cabinet where they're just sitting there waiting to be abused. >> jen, as a doctor, how rampant is the abuse that you see in your own office and what is the seriousness of it? because i think a lot of people miss that point this all of this. >> well, i think we don't really know how rampant it is. those numbers we just saw are just really estimates and the fear in medicine, clinical medicine, this key even be worse. i think a lot of people fall in the habit of use, abuse and d
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